Readers of HotHardware are no doubt aware of the impact that 3D printers are having on the world, as well as the fact that they're rapidly growing in popularity. The layman might not understand this, though, so when a big chain store decides to bring some units into select locations, and start selling them online, it's a pretty big deal.
MakerBot's Replicator Desktop 3D Printer
The focus of the latest deal is Home Depot, which has begun selling MakerBot's Replicator online, along with a number of accessories. In addition, 12 stores located in California, Illionois, and New York, will soon be seeing a kiosk like the one below:
The purpose of this kiosk isn't to allow people the ability to create their own designs, but rather work with Home Depot staff to create an example. As the photo highlights, users will be able to choose different colors, and then take the result home with them. As the Replicator retails for $2,899, there's still going to be a slim market for it, but at least this move will get 3D printing noticed by many more people.
Those interested in checking out the Replicator in person can hit-up one of these stores:
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